Ever since I started Otaku, she wrote, I’ve tried to keep up with my Weekly Links section with little success. In fact, I’ve only done six in half a year, so I guess it’s time to assume that this isn’t going to work for me.
Six months ago, I had a very vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish with this blog (besides sharing my thoughts). In some ways, I feel like I still figuring that out. If there is anyone out there who has been here since the beginning (bless you), you might have notice quite a few changes, from the design, the ways I edit my images to well, the sections of this blog. I even started a channel on something of a whim.
Hopefully, I’ll soon have all my goals for Otaku, she wrote figured out. For now, let’s give it another shot, this time with a monthly roundup.
Otaku, she wrote Round-Up
• What My Hero Academia ignores with the absence of female mentors: I love this show, but it’s frustrating when it fails to do right by its female characters.
Outside Otaku, She Wrote
October brought the start of a new, strong anime season –I’m following around ten shows and I’m still not watching everything I want to. It’s crazy.
• Land of the Lustrous is something special: certainlyawitch explains why this show is something else.
• This was the land’s end: The Butterfly Effect, Making History, and Purpose in Land of the Lustrous: nanairocosmos writes about what makes this world so strikingly beautiful and desolating.
• Five Reasons Why I’m Excited for “Recovery of an MMO Junkie”: I’ve never felt, in my life, so called out by a show. I love it.
• ‘My Girlfriend is Shobitch’ and what we teach teen girls about sex: I’m not following this particular show, but after Lauren’s article, I might check it out.
• Sazae-san and the Grandmother of Manga: The importance of Astro Boy’s creator, Osamu Tezuka it’s undeniable. But how come we rarely heard of a similarly influential voice, Machiko Hasegawa? Anne Lee goes over the story of our Grandmother of Manga.
• Just Because! And the TV Anime Problem: Living Characters, Dead Production: Kvin highlights a troubling, persisting issue with the anime industry.
• The Real-Life Importance of Happy Endings for Queer Characters: I fist pumped while reading this article. I also felt my eyes water a little, because it reminded me of one dear pairing of mine where sadly, one of them doesn’t make it by the end (I have just re-read that volume before that article, okay?). Just let us live, stories. Let us live.
• Anxiety, Wish Fulfilment and the Unauthentic: TheSubtleDoctor analyzes the portrayal of disability and social anxiety by contrasting two stories. Here, he highlights the superficial, harmful ways some stories can deal with those issues.
• The Gay Architects of Rock: When homophobia was choking them, some gay managers found release in architecting the images of some of the most successful rock stars.
• Hire More Women, Write Better Characters: Why We Care About Women In The X Files Writers Room: In order to have more compelling female characters that are respected by their stories, who else is better suited to write about them?
Lead image via Recovery of an MMO Junkie
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